Gelmerbahn goes viral – giveaway winners

*** Breaking Swiss Instagram news***

Gelmerbahn (Gelmer Funicular) in Switzerland went viral over the last few days due to a repost on Instagram’s Visit Switzerland. In the unlikely case you haven’t yet seen the amazing time-lapse, watch it here!   

A steep Swiss funicular goes viral

What happened? On 26 July 2018 @visitswitzerland reposted the steep downhill time-lapse from Gelmerbahn in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. Photographer Raphael Sandoz had shared it one month before in June 2018 on his Instagram @raphaelsandoz where it had got a few hundred views.

Visit Switzerland presented the video to their 330,000 followers worldwide. The video received 2 million views and many thousands comments. Immediately thereafter hundreds of Instagram accounts worldwide reposted the video. Only within a few days Gelmerbahn has probably been seen by several dozens of millions of viewers.

Photographer becomes insta-famous

Photographer Raphael Sandoz page got recognised and Insta-famous overnight. His video on got some 100’000 views, and his followers increased from some 400 to several thousands. Numerous media worldwide sent requests.

New Instagram @gelmerbahn created

Did you know about Gelmerbahn before? After hundreds of people had asking us in the comments “Where is this” and “Where can I do this?” we set up a new Instagram account @Gelmerbahn.

Gelmerbahn: more photo spots nearby

You’re looking not only for adrenaline rushes but also for great photo spots? Then @gelmerbahn is exactly where you should be. There is a thrilling suspension bridge, a beautiful lake and more to see. Find the exact location of the Gelmerbahn video and more photo amazing spots nearby on our map. Book tickets for your Gelmerbahn ride (CHF 32 per roundtrip) on their website here.

Three lucky winners of our giveaway

The 3 lucky winners of our spontaneous giveaway sweepstake for 3×2 Gelmer Funicular tickets valid in 2018 are @sunshine.jo, @Leacristinaschmid, @Bacon_stripsss. Huge congratulations all three. Please check your direct messages on Instagram! Thank you everyone who participated, there will be more giveaways coming up soon on Visit Switzerland.

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